Mediator Robert J. Kaplan Has Over 30,000 Hours In The "Mediation Cockpit".    
Mr. Kaplan has mediated 1000's of cases resulting
in settlements ranging from 6 figures to 9 figures.
He is often asked to mediate a wide array of  
High Profile, Exceptionally Complex, Very Emotional
and Extreme High Stakes cases -- many of which 
are the mediation equivalent of
Examples include:
  • The Department of Justice’s largest ever ‘Housing Discrimination’ case brought against former L.A. Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling


  • $250 million settlement and $100 million settlement of 2 class actions involving sale of annuities to seniors


  • $17.5 million settlement of auto accident resulting in 82 year old man being rendered a quadriplegic


  • $10 million settlement in whistleblower retaliation case against one of the largest public education institutions in the country


  • $70 million settlement of major professional liability claim


  • $10 million settlement in case brought by the L.A. City Attorney against major banks involving conflict over foreclosed properties


  • Numerous settlements arising out of the largest roadway-tunnel mass collision in California history (the ‘In re I-5 litigation’)

  • $12.5 million settlement in a hybrid legal malpractice & insurance "bad faith" case


  • $180 million settlement arising out of the 2007 San Diego wildfires


  • $22.5 million settlement in brain damage case in Nevada


  • $60 million settlement paid by 2 insurance carriers in connection with judgment obtained against the municipality they insured


  • $5.9 million settlement in Civil Rights action against a major city in California arising from policeman convicted of sex crimes while on duty


  • $15 million settlement in a $15,000 Policy Limit "Lid-Off" case

  • $18 million settlement against a major city in California arising from a death and catastrophic injury case


  • $185 million pregnancy discrimination verdict, settled for confidential amount


  • $16.25 million settlement of environmental claims brought by approximately 1 dozen plaintiffs against a major utility


  • $62 million settlement arising out of 8 people killed in one of the deadliest turnpike collisions in Oklahoma

  • Confidential settlements in 5 wrongful death cases arising out of a midair collision 

  • Confidential settlement in a hybrid entertainment/coverage matter involving 1 of the most famous basketball players in NBA history  

Mr. Kaplan has also mediated scores of cases that started off with very high opening demands that he was able to settle for small fractions of the initial demands. 

COVID Update: Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Mr. Kaplan has done hundreds of Zoom mediations.  In addition to settling numerous 6 and 7 figure cases, he has also achieved the following 8 and 9 figure settlements on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, professional liability, unfair competition, class action, sex abuse and insurance cases --  ALL via Zoom mediations: $120 million; $45 million; $40 million; $39.5 million; $35 million; $31.675 million; $23.75 million; $20 million (on 2 separate cases); $19.85 million; $18 million; $17.5 million; $17.25 million; $17 million; $16 million; $15 million; $12.75 million; $12.5 million; $11.75 million; $11.5 million; $11.25 million and $10 million.